Adjective "Paternalistic" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Paternalistic


    Definition:

    1. the system, principle, or practice of managing or governing individuals, businesses, nations, etc., in the manner of a father dealing benevolently and often intrusively with his children: The employees objected to the paternalism of the old president.

    Origin:
    paternalism

    Examples:

    "laws can be paternalistic in senses."

    "systems can be paternalistic."

    "roles can be paternalistic."

    "people can be paternalistic."

    "attitudes can be paternalistic."

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